From protester to MP and back

September 18, 2012

It hasn’t taken former MP Sue Bradford long to get back to her former vocation as a protester:

Anti-poverty campaigners protesting the Government’s welfare  reforms have chained themselves to the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)  Auckland regional office.

About 20 people took part in today’s protest at the office  in suburban Ellerslie, entering the building and chaining themselves to  equipment.

Inspector Lou Alofa of the police northern communications  centre said up to six people had been arrested.

“We have several people who have chained themselves to one  of the pillars there and police are working towards a resolution,” he said.

It was reported left-wing protester and former Green MP Sue Bradford was among  those at the protest.

They are protesting against reforms designed to get people off benefits and into work which is a big step towards relieving poverty.

How genuine is their concern about poverty when they are showing they’d prefer people stay dependent and poor?


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